13:35 Southwell

This looks an open contest, and a chance can be taken on WHO IS THAT under Gavin Sheehan. He was well beaten last time but that was over 3m and a return to 2m4f today should help his chances after only being beaten a neck over an extended 2m3f in the same class on his penultimate start. Templier steps up in trip from his last outing, which could be a positive move after staying on over 2m last time off the same mark. Lonimoss Bareliere has started to show a bit more as his mark continues to drop and he is another stepping up in trip.
Prediction : 1st Who Is That 2nd Templier 3rd Lonimoss Bareliere

14:05 Southwell

Here We Have It beat TRESHNISH (second) over C&D in December, but is 8lb worse off with that today and could find it hard to confirm those placings. The latter was well held on his next start, but that could be due to the heavy going at Kelso that day, and he is taken to reverse the form now returning to better ground. Ardmayle made all here off 1lb lower mark last March, he wasn't beaten far over this C&D last time and he warrants respect.
Prediction : 1st Treshnish 2nd Here We Have It 3rd Ardmayle

14:40 Southwell

Current champion jockey Brain Hughes takes the reigns on Sorceress Medea which is eye-catching on her handicap/stable debut, and her mark could prove to be manageable. Eventful brings some winning handicap form to the table, after scoring over C&D in November and he is 3lb higher today. However, if AT A PINCH can settle better today, she ought to go very close as she's been dropped 2lb in the weights after contesting a slightly stronger race than this last time.
Prediction : 1st At A Pinch 2nd Sorceress Medea 3rd Eventful

15:10 Southwell

Dan Skelton has maintained a healthy strike-rate since the turn of the year, which bodes well for the return to action of BOOK OF SECRETS, who showed promise in two previous starts over hurdles. The five-year-old sets a reasonable standard and he looks the one to beat on these terms. Forget The Way shapes as if there are races to be won with him and he too needs to be taken seriously, while Regarde has undergone wind surgery since he was last seen and may also find improvement.
Prediction : 1st Book of Secrets 2nd Forget The Way 3rd Regarde

15:40 Southwell

SEDGE WREN picks up a 7lb penalty after justifying good support in a three-runner mares race at Huntingdon last October, and looks a safe option. The Stuart Edmunds-trained five-year-old needs to jump better than she did that day but the switch to a left-handed circuit is likely to be beneficial. Lady Mendoza is open to improvement and the return to this longer trip could see her post an improved effort, while former pointers Western Jill and Pougne Aminta are others worthy of consideration.
Prediction : 1st Sedge Wren 2nd Lady Mendoza 3rd Western Jill

16:10 Southwell

It is hard to look past ROGER RAREBIT, who appeared unchallenged when bolting up on his latest outing over 2m6f at Ffos Las last month. The fact he went clear before three out on that occasion suggests a drop in trip will not be enough to stop him following up, but Dom Bosco is now rated 2lb lower following a distant fourth at Huntingdon and can give the selection most to think about. Charging Point makes his handicap debut and completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Roger Rarebit 2nd Dom Bosco 3rd Charging Point

16:40 Southwell

DEV OF TARA secured a facile victory on his most recent outing over an extended 2m7f at Fakenham last Tuesday and must command respect off the same mark given he won a conditional jockeys' handicap. It is hard to look past him, especially given Lewis Stones can now claim 5lb off his back. Miss Antipova hasn't been seen for 563 days but should not be ignored, while Lord Bill could also make his presence felt.
Prediction : 1st Dev Of Tara 2nd Miss Antipova 3rd Lord Bill